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SECTION 1. Article II of Chapter 74 of the Code of the City of Lakeland, Florida is hereby amended as follows:

" ... to enhance the quality of the visual environment in the Lakeland community"
City Issues Statement Regarding Cleveland Heights Golf Course and Lake Mirror Center

"There are no negotiations currently taking place to sell any part of Cleveland Heights Golf Course or the Lake Mirror Center. Nothing addressed as possible long-range revenue sources during the LEDC presentation is currently being discussed by the Lakeland City Commission."




Sec. 74-5. - Arts vision.

* (a)  It is the intention of the city commission to encourage the continued placement of art in public places with the development of additional public-private partnerships and through the consideration of a public art policy allocating a portion of the budget of all municipal construction projects to be designated for public art acquisition. 

* (b)  The intent of this section is to enhance the quality of the visual environment in the Lakeland community and to provide public access to art and the aesthetically designed environment, to promote understanding and awareness of the visual arts in the public environment, promote community artistic creativity, and encourage the inclusion of public art in public and private development. 

Watch Lakeland City Commission Agenda Studies the Friday before each Monday City Commission Meeting at 8:30 AM.


Watch Lakeland City Commission Meetings on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 3:00 PM, unless the date falls on a recognized holiday.


On weeks where there is a holiday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday at 3:00 PM.

It isn't always all about rules and regulations
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E-mail the commissioners

But one at a time, please!


For the most part, when recipients open an email that includes others they are less inclined to take it personally. Make sure your message resonates by sending it to each commissioner separately.

Scott Franklin - Stephanie Madden -  Sara McCarley - Chad Mcleod

Bill Mutz - Bill Read - Phillip Walker

Each of these noble citizens represents all the rest of us. The four geographic designations - Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast, etc. - apply only to the residency requirements for commissioners, not to their constituents. Bill Read, for instance, lives in the city's northeast quadrant and is likely to be more in tune with the businesses and neighborhoods in that area, but serves us all as our representative to the city management and staff.

It will always help to send your message to City Manager Tony Delgado  because it's his job to implement whatever projects, resolutions, and ordinances the Commission proposes in response to our communication.


State legislators representing Lakeland

Representative Colleen Burton

Senator Kelli Stargell